Topic Archives: Chocolate

Posted in Cigar City Brewing, Coming Soon, Headlines

Cigar City Sardo Numspa, Inspired By Devil’s Food Cake

Cigar City Sardo Numspa

Cigar City Sardo Numspa, inspired by devil’s food cake.

The Tampa, Florida based brewery attempts to create a decadent dessert beer offering by brewing an imperial stout with hazelnuts, cacao nibs, and vanilla.

Inspired by Devil’s Food Cake, we brewed this high gravity stout with real roasted hazelnuts, two different varietals of cacao nibs, Indonesian vanilla, and rested it on cypress wood. Named in honor of the best devil from the 80’s, the deal, sweet, Sardo Numpsie.

Sardo Numpspa was Charles Dance’s character in the Eddie Murphy movie, The Golden Child. Game of Thrones fans will know Charles Dance as Tywin Lanister.

Cigar City Sardo Numspa is 22 ounce offering. The brewery has not yet announced this offering.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Hazelnuts, Cacao Nibs, Vanilla Beans. Aged on Cypress)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: TBA

?? ABV

Posted in Horny Goat Brewing Co, New Beers
Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Tiramisu-Hoo To Join Reserve Series

Terrapin Tiramisu-Hoo

Terrapin Tiramisu-Hoo will join the brewery’s Special Reserve Series later this year.

This release is based off of Terrapin’s Moo-Hoo Milk Stout, brewed at a higher alcohol by volume, with cocoa nibs, coffee, and vanilla. The nibs come from Nashville, Tennessee’s Olive & Sinclair. (Note, the brewery tells Beer Street Journal they are still finalizing the final recipe.)

Soak up all the flavor in our newest reserve series beer, “Tiramisu-Hoo” Imperial Milk Stout. With all the attributes of a finely executed dessert, we have managed to create a beer  that is layered with all the goodness you would expect from a succulent slice of Italian history.

Terrapin Tiramisu-Hoo follows Maggie’s Blackberry Cobbler in the series. Look for it in 22 ounce bottles and draft for a limited time.

Style: Imperial Milk Stout (w/ Cocoa Nibs, Coffee, Vanilla, Lactose)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft. Limited.
Release: Late fall, 2015

8.5% ABV

Posted in New Releases, Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Xocoveza Extra Anejo Released in Quingenti Series

Stone Xocoveza Extra Anejo

Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, CA) released a collaboration – Xocoveza Mocha Stout last year. The beer was a creation of home brewer Chris Banker, who brewed with not only the Stone team, but Cerveceria Insurgente from Mexico.

Stone Xocoveza Extra Anejo will grace the brewery’s coveted Quingente Millilitre Series, a souped-up version of the original release. In addition to the cocoa, coffee, peppers, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg that was added to Xocoveza Mocha Stout, Stone has aged this edition in both red wine barrels and tequila barrels.

The base beer is the recipe of 2014 Stone Homebrew Competition winner Chris Banker, an intensely flavorful milk stout brewed with coffee and spices to mimic the rich flavors of Mexican hot chocolate.

Stone Xocoveza Extra Anejo will be available in 500ml bottles in very limited quantities. No distribution. Bottles were released at Stone World Bistor today.

Style: Milk Stout (w/ CinnamonNutmegCoffeeChocolateChiliesLactose. Barrel Aged. Tequila. Wine Barrel Aged.)
Availability: 500ml bottles
Arrival: Late July, 2015

12.2% ABV

Posted in Headlines, Oskar Blues Brewing

Oskar Blues Death by Coconut Releases in 19.2oz Cans in July

Oskar Blues Death by Coconut

Oskar Blues Death by Coconut is being packaged this week in 19.2oz cans.

Oskar Blues Death By Coconut was first introduced during Colorado Craft Beer Week in March of 2014. The beer is a collaboration with Oskar Blue’s Jason Buehler, and Shamrock Brewing Co.’s Keith Hefley.

The base beer is an Irish porter, aged on dried coconut and dark chocolate.

Oskar Blues Death by Coconut is available in 19.2oz cans in Colorado.

Style: Porter (w/ Coconut, Dark Chocolate)
Availability: 19.2oz Cans
Release: July, 2015

Image via Oskar Blues

Posted in Coming Soon, Dogfish Head, Headlines

Dogfish Head Higher Math, a 20th Anniverary, 20% ABV Beer

Dogfish Head Higher Math Test Batch

Dogfish Head (Milton, DE) celebrates 20 years of brewing this year. They will celebrate off-centered, and accordingly.

Rumors have been swirling about this upcoming beer, and officially confirmed in the Wall Street Journal that the Dogfish Head Higher Math is coming in October.

The base beer is a golden ale, fermented with cherries on cocoa nibs, finishing at a bold 20% alcohol by volume. The strongest beer in the the brewery’s history.

Due to it’s high ABV, that will eliminate a small list of states that Dogfish Head currently distributes to from getting the the anniversary offering. Good rule of thumb for figuring this out – if you don’t currently receive Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA, then you won’t see Dogfish Head Higher Math on your shelves.

Below, the first test batch of this behemoth was revealed this week (June 23rd). It looks like the beer will have a nice red color from the cherries.

More info to come closer to release.

Style: American Strong Ale (w/ Cherries, Cocoa Nibs)
Release: October, 2015

20% ABV

Image via Dogfish Head

Posted in Boulevard Brewing, Don't Miss This, New Releases

Boulevard Imperial Stout X – Aztec Chocolate Launches

Boulevard imperial Stout Aztec Chocolate

Boulevard Brewing Company (Kansas City, MO) is releasing variations of their Smokestack Series Imperial Stout this year. Imperial Stout X – Coffee has already come and gone, making way for Boulevard Imperial Stout X – Aztec Chocolate.

Boulevard Imperial Stout X – Aztec Chocolate features cinnamon, dried pasilla negro and ancho chiles, plus cacao nibs.

The second installment, Imperial Stout X – Aztec Chocolate, takes inspiration from traditional drinking chocolate referred to as Xocoatl. The ancient Aztecs held chocolate in such high regard that in addition to its place as a holy drink in ceremonies, cacao beans were a form of currency…

Boulevard Imperial Stout X – Aztec Chocolate is now available in 750ml bottles.

StyleImperial Stout (w/ Chocolat, Cinnamon, Chili Peppers.)
Availability: 750ml bottles, Draft. Limited release.
Arrival: June, 2015

11% ABV